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Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window

Mountain Window

Jack B. Yeats (1871 – 1957)

© Estate of Jack B Yeats. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2013

  • Artist
    Jack B. Yeats
  • Title
    Mountain Window
  • Date
    1946
  • Dimensions
    34.5 × 22cm
  • Medium
    Oil on board
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Presented by Ria Mooney to Sligo County and Museum in 1970.
Description

This tiny painting belonged to Ria Mooney, an actress and the first woman producer at the Abbey Theatre. She worked on two of Jack Yeats’s plays there in the 1940s. Mooney presented this work and another Yeats painting, He Wins, to Sligo.

Mooney may have been drawn to this work because of its use of theatrical conceit. It is an ambiguous view of a Ben Bulben seen through a cottage window, apparently based on a memory of a scene from the house of a great-aunt of Yeats, who lived above the Rosses in Co.Sligo. The lady was known as Aunt Mickey and her home had a commanding view of Ben Bulben. The cosy image of an Irish country garden with climbing foliage and luscious window boxes contrasts with the austere form of the mountain viewed in the distance. The result is a sensuous and complex image of the famous Sligo mountain and the surrounding countryside.

Written by Roisin Kennedy

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  1. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  2. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  4. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  5. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  6. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  9. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  11. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  13. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  16. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  17. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  18. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  21. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  22. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  24. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene